August 1st, 2003

August 1st, 2003, fell on a Friday. Day 213 of 2003. Decade: 2000s.

16 years, 10 months and 2 days have passed since August 1st, 2003.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 1st, 2003:

  • MySpace is founded.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 1st, 2003:

  • United States: Crazy In Love - Beyonce
  • United Kingdom: Never Gonna Leave Your Side - Daniel Bedingfield

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "American Wedding" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 1st, 2003.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2003.

  • 2003 in movies.

    Movies released in 2003 included The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Finding Nemo, The Matrix Reloaded, Bruce Almighty, The Last Samurai, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Matrix Revolutions, X2, Bad Boys II, Hulk, Thirteen, School of Rock and Kill Bill: Volume 1.

  • Halle Berry

    American actress Halle Berry proves to be the flavour of the year when she is listed as the FHM's sexiest woman in 2003.

  • Time Person of the Year 2003

    "The American soldier" is listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2003. This is a nod towards the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.

  • 2003 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2003 included Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, Sean Paul, Evanescence, Beyoncé, Matchbox Twenty, Chingy, The Black Eyed Peas, Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Ashanti and Kelis.

  • Coldplay - "Clocks"

    "Clocks" by Coldplay would go on to win a Grammy for 2003's Record of the Year.

  • Flash Mob

    From mid-2003 onward, the term "flash mob" became popular. The phrase was used to describe groups of people who suddenly organised in public places in order to dance or carry out another seemingly-pointless act.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 16 years, 10 months and 2 days have passed since August 1st, 2003.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 2003.
  • Leap Year: 2003 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 1st, 2003, will be 16 years of age.
  • People born in 2003 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1059692400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 1st, 2003:

  • July 2nd, 2003: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) is released in cinemas.
  • July 4th, 2003: Singer Barry White passes away.
  • July 5th, 2003: Russian ice hockey player Roman Lyashenko commits suicide while on vacation in Antalya, Turkey.
  • July 9th, 2003: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) is released.
  • July 18th, 2003: The movie Bad Boys II (2003) is released.
  • July 18th, 2003: NBA star Kobe Bryant is formally charged with sexual assault.
  • July 22nd, 2003: Uday and Qusay Hussein are killed by the U.S. military in Iraq .
  • July 25th, 2003: Cameron Stout wins the 4th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • August 3rd, 2003: Beyonce and Sean Paul team up to release the single "Baby Boy".
  • August 6th, 2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger announces his candidacy for the Governor of California.
  • August 12th, 2003: Football: Manchester United sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting CP
  • August 14th, 2003: The Northeast blackout of 2003 occurs.
  • August 16th, 2003: Football: Cristiano Ronaldo makes his debut for Manchester United.
  • August 16th, 2003: Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies in exile.
  • August 28th, 2003: 2003 MTV VMAs: Fans are shocked when Madonna and Britney Spears kiss on stage.
  • August 28th, 2003: Missy Elliott's "Work It" wins Video of the Year at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • August 29th, 2003: Skype is released.
  • August 31st, 2003: The remains of Jean McConville are found 31 years after she was murdered by the IRA.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 1st, 2003, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2003 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 1st, 2003 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Teen Titans - Cartoon series.
  • That's So Raven - Disney Channel sitcom starring Raven-Symone.
  • Without a Trace - TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
  • CSI: Miami - Miami-based spin-off.
  • 8 Simple Rules - Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.
  • The Wire - American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
  • The Shield - Police drama.
  • 24 - Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
  • Smallville - TV show based on the Superman story.
  • Scrubs - Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
  • Alias - Spy action drama.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise - Prequel to the original Star Trek series.

2003 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2003.

"My Life as a Teenage Robot" - "Teen Titans" - "That's So Raven" - "Jimmy Neutron" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "My Wife and Kids" - "Lizzie McGuire" - "Grounded for Life" - "Malcolm in the Middle" - "Rocket Power" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy" - "Bob the Builder" - "The Powerpuff Girls" - "The Wild Thornberrys" - "That '70s Show" - "CatDog" - "Bear in the Big Blue House" - "7th Heaven" - "Dexter's Laboratory" - "Friends" - "Rugrats"


2003 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2003:

  • Beyblades (spinning top toys)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 1st, 2003:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 72.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.56 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.33cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.27cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 1st, 2003.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 1st, 2003 was probably conceived around the 22nd of October, 2002. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1st, 2003 is the 10th of May, 2004. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - RPG game based on the Star Wars movie series.
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Stealth shooter game.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - The fourth game in the series.
  • Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven - First installment in the Mafia game series.

1st of August

Events that have occurred on the 1st of August:

  • August 1st, 1965: Cigarette advertising is banned in the United Kingdom.
  • August 1st, 1966: University of Texas massacre: Charles Whitman kills 16 people.
  • August 1st, 1969: The press receives a letter and a 408-symbol cryptogram from The Zodiac Killer.
  • August 1st, 1981: The channel MTV is launched.
  • August 1st, 2014: Australian singer Michael Johns dies from Dilated cardiomyopathy.
  • August 1st, 2015: English singer and entertainer Cilla Black passes away.
  • August 1st, 1980: 18 people die after a train crashes at Buttevant Railway Station in Cork, Ireland.
  • August 1st, 1984: Stevie Wonder releases his single "I Just Called to Say I Love You".
  • August 1st, 1986: The horror movie Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) is released.
  • August 1st, 2008: Barry George is acquitted of the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 1st, 2003.

  • 6,151 days have passed since this date.
  • 531,446,400 seconds have passed since the August 1st, 2003.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 620,020,800 times.
  • Since August 1st, 2003, earth has travelled approximately 274,226,342,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 88,574,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 45,704,390 steps. That's about 20,313 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,377,357 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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